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James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 106 portraits
Lancastrian-born Lonsdale moved to London in around 1799. He was for a short while the pupil of George Romney, after which he enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1801. In 1806, he presented to Lancaster his Admiral Lord Nelson, for which he received the freedom of the city. Lonsdale established himself as a portrait artist. His output was prolific; he exhibited 138 paintings at the Royal Academy between 1802 and 1838, eighty-seven with the Society of British Artists, and seven with the British Institution. Lonsdale portrayed many members of the aristocracy and royalty including Queen Caroline, the tsar of Russia, and the Duke of Wellington.